– Second unabashed wish is the remarkable coffee table book ‚Wilder Mann‘ (2010) by photographer Charles Fréger. Fréger set out to capture the essence of lost tribal Europe, through 19 European countries. From France to Romania via Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Sardinia, he focused on the remainders of pagan cultures and their rituals through the common myth of the wild man. When I stumbled on the photos from this book, my mind went haywire with joy and associations to other things that I have noticed lately, as current themes of our present/post crisis times (more on that soon). Also I did not know old Europe had in fact gone that far wild in the woods. Love the colors and surreal element to it and the dressing up in nature. Suddenly the old folk tales read to me as a kid at Rudolf Steiner School (Waldorf), makes a whole lot more sense.
Take a look at what Charles Fréger has done else and where he exhibits:
(All photos courtesy of Charles Fréger)